Detail for ALDHhigh cells

Full Name

ALDH-high cells

Gene Name

Related Disease

  • Ewing’s Sarcoma [ref.1]
  • Breast Cancer [ref.2]
  • Endometrial Cancer [ref.2]
  • Pancreas Carcinoma [ref.2]


A subpopulation of Ewing’s sarcoma cells, from both human cell lines and human xenografts grown in immune deficient mice, which express high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDHhigh) activity and are enriched for clonogenicity, sphere-formation, and tumor initiation. The ALDHhigh cells are resistant to chemotherapy in vitro.

Related Pathway/CSCs feature

  • Not Detected


  • [1] High ALDH activity identifies chemotherapy-resistant Ewing's sarcoma stem cells that retain sensitivity to EWS-FLI1 inhibition.
    Awad, O., et al.(2010). PLoS One 5(11): e13943.. [ 21085683 ]
  • [2] Targeting cancer stem cells with p53 modulators.
    Zhang, Z., L. Liu, R. Gomez-Casal, X. Wang, R. Hayashi, E. Appella, L. Kopelovich and A. B. DeLeo (2016). Oncotarget. [ 27074569 ]

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